BackgroundInterview Date:April 2018
Gender Identity: Male
Graduation Year: 2018
High School Experience: Public school in Milan, Italy with graduating class of 150-200 students.
Concentrations: Applied Mathematics and Economics Double Concentration
Extracurricular Activities: Brown International Scholarship Committee, Brown International Organization, and a program house called Buxton House. Mainly all of these clubs would be international students together sharing our experiences and our tradition in the U.S. and the U.S. school system.
Do you think these clubs are effective in helping international students adapt?
Yes, yes definitely. I can only speak from personal opinion, but to me, they created a very family-like environment. It was really nice. Again, I talk about international clubs, but they are open to everyone. You don’t have to be from outside the USA to join. It’s more of a celebration of nationality and being proud of where you come from and where you are raised. I would say at least 20-30% of the people are either American or part American. To answer your question, yes, it has definitely helped me transition to the environment and I met my closest friends there.